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Old 03-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #61
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:53 AM   #62
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It is a heck of a lot more fun to watch someone else "cross a river" than it is to do so and have soaked feet and crotch for the rest of the day.

Now those little creek crossings that are clearly easy and visibly not deep are a lot of fun.

For the rest I look for the shallow part or try to see if there's a bridge somewhere upstream.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #63
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It is a heck of a lot more fun to watch someone else "cross a river" than it is to do so and have soaked feet and crotch for the rest of the day...
Doesn't it suck when the little kid inside you dies...
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #64
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[QUOTE=markk53;23699613]have soaked feet and crotch for the rest of the day.


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You put your knees on the seat.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:33 AM   #65
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have soaked feet and crotch for the rest of the day.


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You put your knees on the seat.
You forgot the important part...

..."and GIVE IT THE GAS!".

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Old 03-15-2014, 05:35 PM   #66
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River Crossing Techniques

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So let's talk about river/creek water crossings. I want some advice on techniques and some idea of how deep I can push my KLR(up to the intake I assume).

So "slow and steady" or "hold my beer and watch this"


And..... go...
Slow and steady is definitely better. Check out this story if you want some tips on river crossings. It's got some good how-to videos as well...
5 Tips To Help You Master Deep Water Crossings
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:09 AM   #67
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Doesn't it suck when the little kid inside you dies...

I have NEVER enjoyed soaked feet from day one! Nothing worse than a couple hours of cold wet feet. Like having diarreha of the feet! I tried to keep my boots oiled and figure out the shallowest place to cross water.

No, it's when you don't want to do a wheelie or slide sideways that the kid inside has died.

Fact is every time I walk to the stairs here in the school I want to slide down the rail, but I suspect I'd fall over backward and bash my brains out.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:07 AM   #68
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Laugh

Personally I prefer bridges and ferries.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #69
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....Hence the T mod for deep water....
+1. Without the T-mod, I wouldn't even want to cross a deep puddle! GenIs are notorious for stalling with their low vent tube.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #70
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Speaking of T-mod...What is the size of the carb vent tubing I need? This is one of the last mods I need to do. I only have less than 4 weeks till leave.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #71
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Speaking of T-mod...What is the size of the carb vent tubing I need? This is one of the last mods I need to do. I only have less than 4 weeks till leave.
1/4"ID. YouTube linky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNiI9qCysck

Edit: You can route wherever you want, higher the better. For example, mine comes out on the left side, up on the neck, ran behind the plastic wire loom guard.
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